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First used fuel placed in Garoña storage facility

First used fuel placed in Garoña storage facility

The first container holding used fuel from the Garoña nuclear power plant in Spain has been placed in the on-site interim dry storage facility. Removal of all the used fuel from the plant's storage pool must be completed before decommissioning work begins.

Waste & Recycling 07 July 2022


Decommissioning milestone at Spain's Zorita plant

Decommissioning milestone at Spain's Zorita plant

The demolition of the last remaining large building, the turbine building, at the shut down José Cabrera (Zorita) nuclear power plant has been completed, says Spanish decommissioning and waste management firm Enresa.

Waste & Recycling 27 June 2022


Westinghouse takes 50% stake in Tecnatom

Westinghouse takes 50% stake in Tecnatom

Westinghouse Electric Company of the USA announced it has completed its acquisition of 50% of Spanish nuclear engineering firm Tecnatom by buying shares previously owned by Iberdrola and Naturgy.

Corporate 11 March 2022


Tecnatom to supply Norway with SMR simulator

Tecnatom to supply Norway with SMR simulator

Spanish engineering firm Tecnatom has been awarded a contract by Norway's Institute for Energy Technology for the development and supply of a simulator based on small modular reactors.

Corporate 28 January 2022


Spanish uranium project denied authorisation

Spanish uranium project denied authorisation

Spain's Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge has rejected Berkeley Energia's authorisation to build a uranium processing plant at the company's Salamanca project in western Spain. The company has questioned the legality of the decision.

Uranium & Fuel 29 November 2021


Foronuclear warns of early Spanish nuclear exit

Foronuclear warns of early Spanish nuclear exit

Spain's nuclear power generating industry will not be able to continue operating if a draft law approved on 14 September by the Council of Ministers is enacted, according to the country's nuclear industry forum Foronuclear. The law, together with other proposed measures, would impose an "excessive tax burden" on the industry, which Foronuclear says would make the continued operation of nuclear power plants economically unfeasible. Under Spain's nuclear phase-out policy, its nuclear fleet is scheduled to shut down by 2035.

Waste & Recycling 16 September 2021


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Spain's Ascó plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Spain's Ascó plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a review of the long-term operational safety of the Ascó nuclear power plant in Spain. The team reviewed implementation of recommendations made during a previous review mission and assessed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 30 July 2021


Spain to launch tender for used fuel storage facilities

Spain to launch tender for used fuel storage facilities

Spain's Council of Ministers yesterday authorised decommissioning and waste management firm Enresa to launch a tender for a contract for the design, support with licensing, manufacture and supply of a used nuclear fuel storage system for use at the Almaraz, Ascó, Cofrentes and Vandellós II nuclear power plants. The contract will be worth up to EUR220 million (USD260 million).

Waste & Recycling 28 July 2021


Nuclear could help Spain reach net-zero goal, says IEA

Nuclear could help Spain reach net-zero goal, says IEA

In a review of Spain's energy policy, the International Energy Agency says the country should consider the usefulness of nuclear energy, including for non-electricity applications, for diversifying technical options to achieve long-term carbon neutrality by 2050. Under Spain's current policy, operation of its fleet of seven nuclear power reactors will be phased out by 2035. The country aims to generate all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050.

Nuclear Policies 27 May 2021


Cofrentes licence extension gets regulatory approval

Cofrentes licence extension gets regulatory approval

The Spanish nuclear regulator has approved the renewal of the operating licence for Iberdrola's Cofrentes nuclear power plant near Valencia until the end of November 2030. The 1064 MWe boiling water reactor, which entered commercial operation in March 1985, is then scheduled to be decommissioned.

Regulation & Safety 19 February 2021